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‘I Am Alicia’ Is Self-Triumphant Art-Pop

I've been following Alicia Walter since Oshwa's 2016 LP I We You Me. While their previous work in some ways might have been closer to my standard taste (ESPECIALLY in 2016), this near-solo album ditched some of the eclectic math-rock vibes in favor of a more enchanting sound. Walter's move to New York ...

Kye Kye – Arya

Sibling duo Kye Kye surprise-dropped their latest album last week after over four years in the making. It's the group's first album since 2014. Needless to say, the band has a bit of a cult following that was eager for the new tracks. While I'm mostly uninitiated, those around me have described this as ...

Trophy Scars – Astral Pariah

It's not every day that a post-hardcore band morphs into a cinematic western orchestra, but here we are. Astral Pariah is a concept album about a man who seeks vengeance, eventually killing off his entire family (and, per the last track's title, himself as well). All of this takes place in the musical ...

Thrice – Horizons/East

Review by Nathaniel Fitzgerald Ever since the release of their 2006 classic Vheissu, Thrice has been often dubbed “The Radiohead of Heavy Music”—a nickname well earned through their propensity for expanding their sonic palette far beyond the thrashy skate punk of their early career and into ...

Press To Meco – Transmute

Press To Meco is a band evolving on every release. Their sound is a marriage of intricate riffs, punk notes, and harmonies. The act has been hailed also for their honest lyricism, words that paint pictures and conjure up memories. Since their inception, they’ve honoured the ...

A Radio Rock Roundup

As the title indicates, the below round up of singles is a group of hard hitting songs that sound tailor made for radio. Starset - "The Breach": Starset is the biggest band from Columbus that no one seems to know is from Columbus. The music video for "The Breach" is top notch and gives off strong ...

Chvrches – Screen Violence

Synth pop trio Chvrches raise their game on their record Screen Violence. The Glasgow based band, truly shine and conquer, and the balance of strong, somewhat pessimistic lyricism with symphonic layers, keeps it interesting. And after their less than impressive previous album Love Is Dead, ...